Mass. Tribes Dispute Reservation Where A $1B Casino Is

Regulators want briefing on Taunton tribal casino status . Colin A. YoungState House News Service Thursday Oct 24, 2019 at 5:37 PM. BOSTON -- Gaming regulators want to know the exact status of Judge sides with Mashpee Wampanoag tribe in lawsuit over reservation status The Cape Cod-based tribe, which traces its ancestry to the Native Americans that shared a fall harvest meal with the The recently revived Mattakeeset Massachuset Tribe argues it’s the rightful heir to the land in Taunton set aside by the federal government for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, which is planning to In 2016, when it appeared a tribal casino in Taunton was likely, regulators rejected a proposal for a commercial casino in Brockton. Since then, the commission has discussed reopening the bidding The tribe will get a hearing before a federal judge this week to appeal a 2016 ruling that 321 acres of reservation land in Mashpee and Taunton could not be held in trust for the tribe, which had The uncertainty around the status of the tribal casino in Taunton adds to the complexity of a Region C license as well," Doherty said in a statement to the News Service. She then suggested that DOI still wants to review Mashpee Wampanoag’s status. When the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe withdrew its DOI request, it seemed like the tribe’s dreams of building a tribal casino in Taunton, Massachusetts were over. Development of a casino in Taunton would cost Rhode Island an estimated $37 million a year by 2024. A tweet by President Donald Trump could only delay, and not kill, U.S. House approval of a Taunton, MA 02718. First Light Casino Status. Casino Project stopped by the Fed Government (March 2020) In March 2020 the U.S. Interior Dept has removed the tribe's reservation status which effectively ended this casino project. Details. Court Reversal (June 2020) On June 5, 2020 a U.S. district judge stopped the DOI from moving the Mashpee Wampanoag land out of federal trust and ordered the

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